|PHRASAL VERB||COME UP TO|
|If someone or something comes up to a required standard they meet that standard:
The meal didn't come up to expectations.
|VERB + YOURSELF + PREPOSITION||COMMIT YOURSELF TO + GERUND|
|To say that someone will definitely do something or must do something:
Throughout medical school I have committed myself to finding the one specialty that aligns perfectly with my personality.
|CONJUNCTION||BUT FOR + NOUN|
|Used when you are saying that something would have happened if something or someone else had not prevented it:
But for your courage, we would all have gone to the prison.
|IDIOM||COME AS A SURPRISE TO SB|
|An event, a piece of news, etc. that is unexpected or that happens suddenly:
This should not come as a surprise given the various statistics we've gathered about retirement savings in America.
|VERB + PREPOSITION||RESULT IN SOMETHING|
|To make something happen:
Recent explosive human population growth has resulted in an excess of rare genetic variants.
|REPORTED SPEECH||REGRET + GERUND|
|To feel sorry about something you have done or about something that you have not been able to do:
He bitterly regretted ever having mentioned it.
|LINKING WORD||IN SPITE OF + GERUND|
|Without being affected or prevented by something:
In spite of feeling terribly sick, I went to work every day.
|CORRELATIVE CONJUNCTION||EITHER ... OR|
|Used to show a choice of two things: Either she could not come or she did not want to.|